Female urogenital surgery

Ovariectomy

Ovariectomy is performed to remove abnormal ovaries, for uterus unicornus (stop ovulation on the side with the missing horn), to improve production in feedlots and to allow shipment of cattle from TB regions.

Ovariectomy can be done transvaginally through a colpotomy incision or via the flank.

Special instruments exist to assist heifer spaying. An ecraseur is effective in older animals but requires a flank incision or larger colpotomy.

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Large Animal Surgery - Supplemental Notes by Erin Malone, DVM, PhD; Elaine Norton, DVM PhD; Erica Dobbs, DVM; and Ashley Ezzo, DVM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.